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'We are killing our own selves for the sake of money'

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Mayor of Mandeville and chairman of the Manchester Municipal Corporation Donovan Mitchell alleged yesterday that the police have been providing security at nightclubs which should be closed under the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA). Read More

Hampton to resume face-to-face classes tomorrow
MALVERN, St Elizabeth — Just like 'brother' boarding school, Munro College, four miles away, all girls' Hampton School plans to reopen tomorrow for face-to-face classes with drastically reduced student numbers. ... Read More

Munro College implements strict regime for boarders
POTSDAM, St Elizabeth — Munro College has advanced plans to accommodate students for boarding as the institution prepares to resume face-to-face classes with fewer student next Monday when it officially reopens.... Read More

Woman found dead in Accompong Town
THE maroon community of Accompong Town, St Elizabeth, was thrown into mourning yesterday following the discovery of the nude body of beloved community activist, 40-year-old Dorcie Huggins, on the floor of her home.... Read More

Cops put heat on Beenie Man

By Kasey Williams Staff reporter | Friday, January, 1 2021    

THE St Elizabeth police say they are in possession of a summons to be served on Corporate Area-based dancehall deejay Beenie Man for breaching the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA) at an event held on November 29 in the parish. Read More

Repair starts on fire-damaged courthouse in Mandeville

Thursday, December, 31 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Work has begun to restore a section of the historic Mandeville courthouse which was damaged by fire on November 7, 2019. Read More

Some Manchester businesses say Christmas sales better than expected

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Observer staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, December, 30 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester – Business operators across the island have reported reduced Christmas sales as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Candle in the Dark lights up Christmas for less fortunate

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Observer staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, December, 28 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Despite the harsh economic challenges since the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Mandeville-based Candle in the Dark drop-in centre brought light through a Christmas treat last week for many homeless individuals. Read More

Manchester JPs show kindness to prison inmates at Christmas

Monday, December, 28 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Inmates in lockups here had some merriment at Christmas, having received care packages from members of the Manchester chapter of the Lay Magistrates Association of Jamaica (LMAJ). Read More

Crowds flock KFC Junction, amid calls for drive thru

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 27 2020    

JUNCTION, St Elizabeth — Residents and at least one political representative in this booming south-central town are grateful for the increase in commercial activities particularly in the past two weeks with the opening of a KFC outlet. Read More

Devon Missionary staying relevant at 145 years old

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor at Large South Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 27 2020    

DEVON, Manchester — Pastor Phillip Cardis recalls that when he took over at the Devon Missionary Church in 2019, the first thing he did was to reactivate a HEART Trust training programme. Read More

Business people not targets of Manchester killings, police say

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Observer staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 25 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Police here have sought to reassure members of the business community who are fearful following the murders of at least four business people in recent months. Read More

$83-m pathology lab handed over to SRHA, but equipment needed

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, December, 19 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — A multimillion-dollar histopathology lab built as a partnership project involving the Lions Club and the Government was on Thursday handed over to the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA). Read More

Former JTA president supports reopening of schools

BY KASEY WILLIAMS Staff reporter kaseyw@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, December, 14 2020    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — One of the country's most senior educators, Dr Garth Anderson, is in support of the Ministry of Education's decision to reopen schools as he says students have been at a disadvantage since the onset of COVID-19. Read More

Toll Authority donates court to Toll Gate Primary

Monday, December, 14 2020    

The Toll Authority of Jamaica, an agency of the Ministry of Transport and Mining, has outfitted the Toll Gate Primary School in Clarendon with a new, state-of-the-art multipurpose court. Read More


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